Impact of New Lease Accounting Standards for the Healthcare Industry

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Beyond Your Balance Sheet

Thursday, April 11th
1:00 pm ET | 12:00 pm CT | 10:00 am PT

The deadline for compliance with ASC Topic 842, the new lease accounting standard, is fast approaching. Hospital systems, biotech companies, medical equipment manufacturers, and other providers have large amounts of leased real estate and medical equipment, like CT scanners and MRI machines. Under the new rules, healthcare companies must recognize most leases (capital and operating) on their balance sheets. Armanino’s audit and lease accounting specialists will explain the changes and lay out the steps you should take to prepare for them.

Learning Objectives:

  • Analyze key differences of the new lease accounting standards and discuss interplay with new revenue recognition standard
  • Review examples of how the new standards will be accounted for by lessees and lessors, including lease classification
  • Develop actionable steps your organization should be taking in preparation for the upcoming compliance deadlines, including staging of data

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Meet the Speakers

Grant Lam, CPA


Grant is a partner in Armanino’s San Francisco office, serving clients in the firm’s Audit practice. Grant has more than 11 years of experience auditing and consulting for companies and organizations in a broad range of industries.

Bill Brause, CPA


Bill is the partner-in-charge of Armanino’s healthcare practice and has more than 25 years of experience providing services to healthcare clients. Bill performs audits of healthcare related entities including hospitals, FQHC’s, medical groups, assisted living facilities and several nonprofit entities working within the healthcare industry.

Justin Wecker, CPA


Justin specializes in CFO Advisory Services, helping CFOs solve their toughest and most complex problems. This includes assistance on critical issues arising from changes in accounting standards and regulatory requirements, new business activities and business acquisitions.

Richard Melzer


Richard is a vice president at LeaseAccelerator, responsible for ensuring LeaseAccelerator and our partners meet the lease accounting needs of mutual customers. Richard is an expert in the new lease accounting standards and compliance requirements.

On Demand | How to Tackle ASC 842 Implementation

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Lease Accounting Implementation Lessons from the Front Lines

Complying with the new lease accounting standard is a major challenge for both public and private companies.  While many private companies remain focused on their revenue recognition efforts, they also need to get organized for lease implementation.  And now that most public companies are in their last stages of implementing the standard, their focus is shifting to leveraging process and technology to further automate their Day 2 requirements.

During this webinar, experts from Pine Hill Group, Global Tax Management, and LeaseAccelerator discussed overall readiness, implementation challenges, tax matters, technology considerations, and best practices.

Key topics included:

  • Practical advice on how to begin and effectively manage the transition to the new lease accounting standard
  • The implications of the new lease accounting standard on operations and reporting on lease activity, including both explicit and embedded leases
  • What potential impact the standard may have on deferred, state, and international taxes
  • Technology considerations for Day 1 and Day 2

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Meet the Speakers

Richard Melzer

Lease Accounting & Finance Expert

William Andreoni

Senior Director 
Pine Hill Group

Jim Swanick

Managing Director
Global Tax Management

Exclusive Customer Webinar | Controllers Chat

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Controllers Chat: Closing with Imperfections

Friday, February 22nd
1:00 pm ET | 12:00 pm CT | 10:00 am PT

Please join us for our Exclusive Customer Webinar: Controllers Chat. During this webinar, a panel of lease accounting experts will discuss:

  • How to close with imperfections
  • What controls need to be put in place
  • Conversations that you need to have with your auditors

Stick around for the question and answer session at the end of the presentation. We look forward to having you join us!

*This webinar is highly confidential and intended exclusively for our valued LeaseAccelerator customers ONLY. This information is not for distribution to people outside the customer’s organization or other people not directly involved in the use and/or implementation of LeaseAccelerator. Please take care to ensure that this webinar content is treated with the utmost care. Thank you!

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Dustin Osgood

Partner, Risk Assurance |

Don Rigler

Americas Controller |

Justin Baker

Director, Technical Accounting |
Charter Communications

Tracy Henriques

Chief Customer Office |

On-Demand Webinar | How Healthcare Organizations Can Prepare for ASC 842 / GASB 87 / IFRS 16

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Are You Ready for the New Lease Accounting Standards?

Preparing for compliance under the new leasing accounting standards — ASC 842, GASB 87, and IFRS 16 — potentially poses a major undertaking for hospitals and health systems. Implementing these new leasing standards will likely be the biggest project that controllers and financial accounting teams will tackle in 2019.

During this webinar, lease accounting experts from RGP Healthcare and LeaseAccelerator discuss how healthcare entities can avoid first timer implementation mistakes (lessons learned from public companies) and share the critical milestones for ensuring successful adoption of the new lease accounting standards.

You will learn:

  • What is the impact of the new lease accounting rules?
  • What key decisions/data are required to start your implementation?
  • What common implementation pitfalls can be avoided?
  • How do you budget, plan and staff to achieve Day 1 compliance by the upcoming deadline?
  • What considerations need to be made for ensuring Day 2 and beyond compliance?

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Joni Noel

Senior VP, Healthcare | RGP

Timothy Tickle

Director, Healthcare | RGP

Ingemar Lanevi

VP, Finance & Capital Markets | LeaseAccelerator

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On-Demand Webinar | Lessons Learned from Implementing ASC 842

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Lease Accounting Panel

Learn the Top Five Lessons from Real World Implementations

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Top 5 Lessons Learned Webinar

A panel of experts from RGP and LeaseAccelerator will draw upon real world implementations of ASC 842 to discuss:

  • Budgeting and Planning – How to estimate the project timeline and budget for implementation
  • Leasing Data – How to inventory your leases, abstract the data from leases, and collect additional details from users
  • Project Team – Who to involve on the core team and how to get participation from lines of business
  • Testing – How to design test plans, select sample leases, and execute test plans to ensure accounting accuracy
  • Controls – Which processes, policies, and controls to ensure internal controls over financial reporting
  • Project Governance – How to approach communications with the CFO, CEO, and audit committee

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Shauna Watson

Vice President

Global Head of Technical Accounting


Michael Allen

Lead Partner

Lease Accounting


Mark Koppersmith

Vice President

Customer Experience


Asset Level Lease Accounting Webinar

On-Demand | Asset-Level Lease Accounting

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One of the most important policy decisions you will need to make to implement the new lease accounting standards is whether to perform asset or contract-level lease accounting. This decision will affect everything from data collection and software selection to financial reporting and SOX compliance.

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